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  • Wheel Adventure: Jaguar Sharpens its claws

    Wheel Adventure: Jaguar Sharpens its claws
    On its release in 1961, Enzo Ferrari called the Jaguar E-Type “the most beautiful car ever made.”  Wisely, Jaguar decided that its alphabetic successor, the F-Type, wouldn’t be a replacement for its iconic forebear. Rather, this new,...
  • My favorite wine blog

     
    There are some people who are such engaging critics I will read every word they write, even if I have no interest in the subject matter. The Los Angeles Times' Dan Neil is one of those. What do I care......
  • Jesse Valadez dies at 64; pioneer of L.A.'s lowriders

    Jesse Valadez dies at 64; pioneer of L.A.'s lowriders
    An impressively long line of classic lowriders from throughout Southern California and beyond joined the funeral procession that began at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in East Los Angeles and ended at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier. On a flatbed...
  • 'Top Gear' recap: American, and proud of it

     
    Episode 4 got me wondering: Who has more testosterone coursing through his slender bod? Tanner Foust, who raced Ford's mega-beast F-150 Raptor through the Arizonan scrub, or his competitor, the unidentified HALO jumper, who bulleted downward through the...
  • Electric-vehicle maker Think files for bankruptcy in Norway

     
    Electric-vehicle maker Think Global has filed for bankruptcy in Norway, its home country. The company is among the older manufacturers of battery-powered cars, emerging more than 20 years ago and launching its Think City model in 1999. Think has...
  • 'It' car proves the need for speed

    'It' car proves the need for speed
    Bentley Continental GT? Seen it. Aston Martin DB9? What else you got? Maserati Quattroporte? Wasn't that, like, so last year's product placement on "Entourage"? The trouble with ultra-luxury cars in this town is that their prestige expires faster than...
  • Porsche's Kitchen for Men

    Porsche's Kitchen for Men
    You're an evil genius, bent on world domination. You have a nuclear weapon simmering away in the basement of your underground lair, deep within some Polynesian volcanic island. You still have to eat. Bring me a sandwich, fool! Hah-hah-hah! Which means...
  • Rubicon rocks (minus the rattles)

    Rubicon rocks (minus the rattles)
    With the 2007 Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon, Natty Bumppo has traded his buckskins for some designer jeans. Yes, Natty Bumppo, hero of James Fenimore Cooper's "Leatherstocking Tales," the great woody prose of which has prompted many an undergraduate to...
  • The space race

    The space race
    If I'm reading the U.S. census data correctly, California ranks second behind Utah in the average number of family members per household. Utah I get. I mean, I've seen "Big Love." But California, land of selfish singletons, DINKs (double income, no kids)...
  • Top this, Transformer

    Top this, Transformer
    Six weeks hence, our collective fore-lobe will be obsessed with the large and loud summer movie "Transformers," a film based on an irredeemable and just plain odd Saturday morning cartoon that ran briefly 20 years ago and was created specifically to...
  • Best of 2007: Nirvana, starting at 12 grand

    Best of 2007: Nirvana, starting at 12 grand
    Desire, the Buddha informs us, is the root of all suffering -- also, a leading cause of alimony, but let's move on. The craving for comfort, luxury, prestige and me-first acceleration drives us to buy more car than we absolutely need to go from point A...
  • Speed freak

    Speed freak
    IT'S taken me this long to recognize what I love about a Porsche 911 Turbo. And no, it's not the internal-combustion volcanism — now up to 480 hp in the 2007 model — or the claws-in-the-carpet grip, the carbide-steel stiffness, the perfect...